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Public Private Partnerships


If a public authority and a private (market) party enter into an agreement on the realization of a particular project, this is known as a public-private partnership (PPP).

There are two principal forms of PPP: traditional and innovative. The traditional form of PPP occurs with area developments, involving the development and realization of housing, retail, offices, leisure complexes and infrastructure, for example.

The innovative PPP form concerns the development of public facilities such as infrastructure, ministries, municipal offices, schools and hospitals. With this form of PPP, the government transfers the risks to the market parties. Not only are the Design and Build risks transferred, but also Finance and - if desired - long-term Maintenance and Operations.

CMS can assist the government and market parties in both traditional and innovative PPP projects. Furthermore, within the international CMS we have extensive knowledge of the innovative PPP form. For example, our English colleagues have assisted the Dutch government in drawing up the innovative PPP contract for the Southern High-Speed Line ('Hogesnelheidslijn-Zuid').

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March 2019
En­ergy Stor­age
560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?unique_key=aa2d1867c0956518566fceb3d3f8d003&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://502218It is re­cog­nised that flex­ib­il­ity in the elec­tri­city sys­tem will be­come in­creas­ingly valu­able in the com­ing years as the wider en­ergy trans­ition, in­clud­ing the great­er pen­et­ra­tion of in­ter­mit­tent, dis­trib­uted gen­er­a­tion and more pro­act­ive con­sumers, across the world pro­gresses.In the last few years, en­ergy stor­age has come to the fore as a key sec­tor in provid­ing such flex­ib­il­ity. The com­mer­cial­isa­tion and wide scale de­ploy­ment of en­ergy stor­age seeks to take ad­vant­age of the range of rev­en­ue streams avail­able to en­ergy stor­age pro­jects, such as re­serve, sys­tem ser­vices and bal­an­cing. There are a vari­ety of busi­ness mod­els that cre­ate op­por­tun­it­ies for in­vestors, fun­ders, gen­er­at­ors and de­velopers, in­clud­ing co-loc­a­tion and be­hind-the-meter / Stor­age-as-a-Ser­vice (SaaS).Nev­er­the­less, there re­main jur­is­dic­tion-spe­cif­ic chal­lenges to the full-scale rol­lout of en­ergy stor­age, in par­tic­u­lar around the fu­ture pre­dict­ab­il­ity of rev­en­ue streams and the wider reg­u­lat­ory re­gime and the ex­tent of mer­chant risk that in­vestors can ac­cept.The en­ergy stor­age sec­tor will con­tin­ue to evolve with in­creas­ing op­por­tun­it­ies in al­tern­at­ive stor­age tech­no­lo­gies to lith­i­um-ion bat­ter­ies and pumped hy­dro, such as Com­pressed Air En­ergy Stor­age (CAES) and hy­dro­gen.This re­port is one of four sup­ple­ments, ex­pand­ing on the find­ings of our 2018 Con­nec­ted Fu­ture re­port and our 2017 CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex. The 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex will be avail­able at the end of 2019.
Nov 2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?key=a8d8553d4185acef53d102b90db01f48&unique_key=8885df075a330c452b818560c155d609&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://499625Kristy Duane - Con­nec­ted Fu­tureeznode://469975Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it is de­term­in­ing the emer­gence of new as­set classes like char­ging points for elec­tric vehicles.The start­ing point of our jour­ney will be di­git­al, which is provid­ing the back­bone for di­git­al­isa­tion of the eco­nomy. While 4G – the fourth gen­er­a­tion of mo­bile phone tech­no­logy – has already wit­nessed ro­bust deal flow, the ad­vent of 5G is set to lay the found­a­tions for a huge range of in­nov­a­tion.Mov­ing to en­ergy, stor­age tech­no­lo­gies, par­tic­u­larly bat­ter­ies, are provid­ing a wide range of flex­ible ser­vices re­quired in our in­creas­ingly de­cent­ral­ised, dis­trib­uted and in­ter­mit­tent elec­tri­city sys­tems.Mean­while in the trans­port sec­tor, long held as a corner­stone of in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment, the smart mo­bil­ity re­volu­tion gath­ers pace. The rise of elec­tri­fied, con­nec­ted and autonom­ous vehicles is likely to rep­res­ent the most sig­ni­fic­ant trans­form­a­tion of trans­port since the in­ven­tion of steam lo­co­mot­ives and in­tern­al com­bus­tion en­gines in the 19th cen­tury. In­vest­ment in cy­ber se­cur­ity is re­quired, as trans­port in­fra­struc­ture will be­come vul­ner­able to se­cur­ity at­tacks. As our re­port ex­am­ines in de­tail, not all coun­tries are re­cept­ive to tech­no­logy in­nov­a­tions to the same de­gree, thereby of­fer­ing few­er op­por­tun­it­ies. In Europe, the UK is firmly se­cur­ing its role as a glob­al hot­bed of in­fra­struc­ture in­nov­a­tion, thanks to its for­ward-look­ing reg­u­lat­ory frame­work. While in Asia, Singa­pore is already be­com­ing a test­ing ground for new tech­no­lo­gies, giv­en its thriv­ing start-up eco­sys­tem and its con­du­cive le­gis­la­tion.me­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umme­di­um
June 2019
CMS In­fra­struc­ture & Pro­jects Glob­al Bro­chure
To meet do­mest­ic and glob­al growth ex­pect­a­tions a huge amount of in­fra­struc­ture will need to be built, re­built, re­fur­bished or ret­ro­fit­ted. The scale and in­vest­ment re­quired to plug this in­fra­struc­ture gap presents a for­mid­able chal­lenge and one in which our cli­ents will play an im­port­ant part.Our in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor in­sight has been gained by ad­vising many of the biggest play­ers in re­la­tion to pro­jects across the trans­port, health, edu­ca­tion, waste, en­ergy, de­fence, IT / tele­coms, leis­ure, cus­todi­al and justice, air­ports and ship­ping, rail, roads and wa­ter sub-sec­tors. You will be­ne­fit from the breadth and depth of our sec­tor ex­pert­ise whichever role and in whatever in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor you par­ti­cip­ate.


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